Kids will love this noise-filled Bright and Early book classic from the one and only Dr. Seuss! Mr. Brown is a sound-making wonder! He can hoo hoo like an owl and buzz buzz like a bee. It is such a lot fun to make noises that you hear each day, like moo and tick-tock. But stranger sounds are fun to make, too . . . like the pip of a goldfish kiss and the grum grum of a hippo chewing gum. Encouraging imaginative play at the same time as learning to read, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? will keep kids laughing (when they’re not tick-tocking).
Combining brief and funny stories, easy words, catchy rhythm, and lively illustrations, Bright and Early books are a good way to introduce the joys of reading to children.
Oh, the wonderful things Mr. Brown can do! In this “book of Wonderful Noises,” Mr. Brown struts his stuff, as he imitates everything from popping corks to horse feet (“pop pop pop pop” and “klopp klopp klopp,” respectively) at the same time as inviting everyone to sign up for him in the fun. Young readers who are still learning their sounds and letters will get a wacky workout as they follow together with the very serious-having a look, squinty-eyed Mr. Brown. Whether it’s eggs frying in a pan or a hippo chewing gum, the skillful Mr. Brown just assists in keeping topping himself, with a “sizzle sizzle” or a “grum grum grum.” “Mr. Brown is so smart he can even do this: he can even make a noise like a goldfish kiss!… pip!” As usual, the words and pictures of Dr. Seuss make reading (and making all sorts of funny noises) inconceivable to withstand. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? will stay fresh through many a giggling reading. —Paul Hughes